Baked BBQ Country Style Pork Steaks {Ribs} + how to get them to taste like they are grilled outside!

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Last week we were in an ice storm here in Texas much like the east coast was in.  Around my house, we have been trying to hurry up Spring so we can get started grilling outside, but with the weather in the 20's and 30's here there is no way my husband is going to be grilling outside.  

My husband's favorite meat to grill is Country Style Pork Steaks {Ribs}, and he likes to brush a little barbecue sauce on them during the last 5 or 10 minutes of the grilling.  They are absolutely delicious.  

Since I decided to bake the pork steaks, I tried to get the taste of grilling them outside as much as I possibly could.  It came to me that I could bake them on a broiler pan that came with my oven.  It is about 2 inches deep with a dripping rack that sits on top of it, perfect for baking the pork steaks.  All the fat goes under the drip rack.  

I started out by pouring a cup of water and a 1/4 cup of liquid smoke in the bottom of the broiler pan.  and covered them tightly with foil and baking them for about 45 minutes.  I loved the way they were tender and juicy inside and caramelized on the outside, just like when you grill.  I removed the foil and brushed them liberally with Sweet Baby Ray Barbecue sauce and returned them to the oven and baked them for 10 to 15 minutes.   They were absolutely finger licking good.  I served them with my Southern Homemade Baked Beans, and a new recipe of Queso Macaroni and Cheese.  Our meal was scrumptious!  

I hope you will get this recipe and try these Baked BBQ Country Style Pork Steaks {Ribs}.  Enjoy! 

Baked BBQ Country Style Pork Steaks {Ribs} 

4-5 lbs. boneless Country Style Pork Steaks {Ribs}, washed and pat dry
salt and pepper
garlic powder (optional)
ground coriander (optional)
Montreal Steak Seasoning
1 cup water
1/4 cup liquid smoke
Sweet Baby Ray's Original Barbecue Sauce

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Place pork steaks on a sheet pan and sprinkle liberally all the seasons listed above.  Cover them with plastic wrap and let them set for an hour in the refrigerator to marinate with the seasoning.   Set them out for 30 minutes before baking them.

Arrange the pork steaks on top of a rack and place the rack on a deep sheet pan to catch all the fat drippings.  Pour water and liquid smoke in the bottom of the broiler pan and lay the rack on top.  Cover  the rack and the broiler pan together with foil.

Bake them for 45-55 minutes.  Remove them from the oven.  Remove them from the rack and lay them on a platter.  Remove the rack and set aside.  Pour  off all but 1/2 cup of the pan drippings.

(At this point you can take them outside and put them on the grill and cook according to your grill instructions)

Place the pork steaks back in the pan with the pan drippings and brush liberally with barbecue sauce.  Place them back in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until the barbecue sauce has thicken and caramelized on the pork steaks.

Cook's Note:  You may use any additional seasonings to your taste.   You can use more or less of the liquid smoke.  You can marinate with the seasonings longer even overnight.  How long you bake them may vary depending on the size and fat content of the steaks.  Mine took 45 minutes.

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